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Criminal Justice Administration

Major Code 133 


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About the Program

cj-security-degree-badge Are you looking to serve justice and better your community? For stable employment with great benefits and retirement? A degree in Criminal Justice is the first step to attaining your goal. The Criminal Justice Program at West Texas A&M University offers a number of courses online, and the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration degree can be completed entirely online.

The Criminal Justice Program strives to produce graduates who understand crime and criminal justice policy, law, and the science of Criminal Justice while learning to embody the highest academic, professional, and ethical standards in both their academic work and chosen profession.

Are you interested in declaring the major or need additional information? Please contact the Criminal Justice Program Director, Dr. Brandon Bang ( for assistance. 

West Texas A&M University

West Texas A&M University is a vibrant university with over 10,000 students, dedicated program faculty, and is nationally recognized for excellence in online education by US News and World Reports. 

WT Criminal Justice majors are found throughout the state of Texas, the United States, and the World. 

Cost & Affordability
West Texas A&M is traditionally rated as one of the most affordable regional universities in the country. On top of that, students are eligible for scholarships, grants, and other forms of financial aid. 
All Criminal Justice students at WT complete an internship experience. Internships provide students with opportunities to explore their field, network, and gain valuable experience.
Texas A&M Pipeline
Interested in attending graduate school at Texas A&M? We offer a pipeline programs in conjunction with the TAMU Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M School of Law, and the Texas A&M College of Liberal Arts.

Online Courses in Criminal Justice

CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice  
History and philosophy of criminal justice and ethical considerations, crime defined, its nature and impact, overview of criminal justice system, law enforcement, court system, prosecution and defense, trial process and corrections.
CRIJ 1306 Court Systems and Practices  
CRIJ 1307 Crime in America  
CRIJ 1310 Introduction to Law  
CRIJ 2313 Correctional Systems and Practices  
CRIJ 2328 Contemporary Policing  
CRIJ 3332 Law of Corrections  
CRIJ 3361 Writing and Research for Criminal Justice  
CRIJ 3362 Statistics for the Social Sciences  
CRIJ 3382 Women and the Criminal Justice System  
CRIJ 3384 Drug Abuse, Crime and Society  
CRIJ 4098 Internship  
CRIJ 4334 Criminal Law  
CRIJ 4340 Constitutional Rights of the Accused  
CRIJ 4348 Ethics and the Justice and EMA Systems  
CRIJ 4350 Administration of Criminal Justice Organizations  
CRIJ 4353 Public Administration  
CRIJ 4354 Public Personnel Administration  
CRIJ 4355 Public Financial Administration  
CRIJ 4356 Principles of Emergency Management  
CRIJ 4392 Topics in Criminal Justice  

Additional Applicable Courses Offered Online

POSC 3305 Judicial Process  
POSC 4331 Administrative Law  
PSYC 2301 General Psychology  
PSYC 3350 Social Psychology  
PSYC 4360 Abnormal Psychology  
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology  
SOCI 4302 Criminology  
SOCI 4304 Community Corrections  
SOCI 4321 Racial and Cultural Minorities  
SOCI 4342 Juvenile Delinquency